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El Paso Museum of History

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Address: 510 N. Santa Fe Street, El Paso, TX
Phone Number: (915) 351-3588
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El...
Established in 1974, this museum contains life-size exhibits depicting El Paso's history.
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Small but just right

I enjoyed the museum , never knew much about El Paso before. Really loved that is was free.... I would recommend it if you have 1 hour or less. great if you are already downtown.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I enjoyed the museum , never knew much about El Paso before. Really loved that is was free.... I would recommend it if you have 1 hour or less. great if you are already downtown.

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Milton
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Same as the art museum, in a predominantly Cathloic area your open on Sunday's but not Monday's?! How backwards can you be, there isn't much to do here to begin with, thanks a lot El Paso.

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Red Deer, Alberta
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There were a few good displays and quite a few filler pieces that didn't seem to have a cohesive flow.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I enjoyed this museum. It had a variety of interactive displays and the coolest thing to check out is the digital wall when you first come in. That makes it worth a visit all in its own!

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Dallas, Texas
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123 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is a nice history museum with several interesting exhibits displaying the history of El Paso. It only takes an hour if you want to skim or two if you want to read and do everything. I particularly liked the time dial which shows on a big screen map the growth of El Paso from 1490 to present day. I... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Lots of in depth history of the culture, life, and beginning El Paso. Great presentation, and plenty of artifacts to explore.

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Herndon, Virginia
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78 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is small, but gives a great little snapshot history and context for El Paso del Norte, as the city was once known. My favorite bit was the rotating display of the evolution of El Paso's geography, although the docent cautioned to be gentle with it since it was getting old. They had a whole section on oral history... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just like the art museum, it will take the average family about 30-60 minutes to see this museum. The fire exhibit is by far the best area of the museum. You will go once and probably never go back. I would have rated it poor, except admission is free.

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Dallas, Texas
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Since I am the 5th generation to be born in this border, this museum tells the story of my town, family, and people. Liked the pictures and the oral stories about the Segundo Barrio..even if I did grow up in Juarez..my parents both spent their childhoods in the Segundo

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Houston, Texas
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This is a fairly small museum. I saw the "Up in Smoke" exhibit that I enjoyed and the upstairs history of El Paso exhibits. It also has the best museum gift shop in town. There are toys and inexpensive gifts as well as some very fine pottery at around $100 dollars(a very good selection of quality items for every pocket... More 

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